How one entrepreneur built a better screwdriver--and used smart networking to get it into Sears stores nationwide
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
The entrepreneur: Allen Kenner, 43, of Ashland,Oregon
Product description: The Grip-N-Drive is an upgrade fromthe typical ratcheting screwdriver. Kenner patented theproduct's rubber grip mechanism: It spins freely in eitherdirection, but then deforms to grip down on the screwdriver'shandle when squeezed. A package of five Grip-N-Drive screwdrivers(two Phillips and three slotted screwdrivers) sells for $19.99 atSears stores nationwide under the Craftsman label.
Continue reading this article — and all of our other premium content with Entrepreneur+
For just $5, you can get unlimited access to all Entrepreneur’s premium content. You’ll find:
- Digestible insight on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader
- Lessons for starting and growing a business from our expert network of CEOs and founders
- Meaningful content to help you make sharper decisions
- Business and life hacks to help you stay ahead of the curve